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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Named “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” for 2014

Donald Kelly Honored for Stellar Qualifications, Trial Results and Leadership in Criminal Defense Law

Don KellyFebruary 20, 2014 – Syracuse, N.Y. – After practicing criminal defense in Central New York for over 18 years, Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald E. Kelly has been invited to join the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers for the year 2014.

According to The National Trial Lawyers, the invitation into the Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization only comes after an extensive vetting process that includes peer nominations and third-party research. Mr. Kelly was selected based on his stellar qualifications, trial results, and leadership in the practice area of criminal defense law.

NTL-top-100-member-sealMr. Kelly has been lead counsel in several high-profile homicide and narcotics cases. He has successfully secured the outright dismissal of cases for clients charged with murder and class A drug felonies as well as lower-level felonies and misdemeanors. Mr. Kelly is highly knowledgeable in every aspect of criminal law, including sex crimes, drug crimes, property crimes, and violent crimes.

Before joining Tully Rinckey PLLC in 2012, Mr. Kelly spent a decade running his own criminal defense practice. By then he had served as lead attorney in over 50 jury trials. Now, he is part of a Tully Rinckey PLLC’s team of seven attorneys across upstate New York. Their ranks include three former prosecutors, one former special assistant U.S. attorney, and one certified as “learned counsel” in federal court death penalty cases. Together they have nearly 100 years of experience practicing law.

Mr. Kelly also served for six years on the board of directors for the Onondaga County Bar Association’s Assigned Counsel Program. He was Vice President of the board for three of those years. He is also a senior hearing examiner in the Syracuse Parking Violations Bureau.

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